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Lauren Landau

Host, Art Beat

Landau joined the Metro Connection team in May 2011 as the program’s first-ever intern. She started with smaller assignments, and gradually worked her way up to reporting full stories. In her time at WAMU, Landau has reported both non-narrated pieces and long-form packages. She currently serves as the host of Art Beat, a daily program that updates listeners on arts and cultural events happening in the D.C. area. She is also the editorial assistant for Metro Connection, and continues to contribute stories for the program. Landau graduated from American University’s School of Communication with a BA in Journalism.


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Aug. 12-17: Rock & Roll Hotel Seven Year Anniversary D.C.’s Rock & Roll Hotel celebrates its 7th anniversary with a week-long showcase featuring everything from punk to folk to indie rock. The concert series kicks off tonight at 8:30 with a performance by California punk band ...
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Aug. 9: Ask Roulette Have you ever wanted to ask a stranger a random question, but held back because…you know, it’s kind of weird? Well tonight you can let your inquisitive freak flag fly at Politics and Prose, which is hosting Ask Roulette at 7 p.m. This is the event’s first t...
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A pharmacy chain is working to polish up its image, and chances are that your young teen won't be too happy about it. Summertime means sandal weather, but with little time for a professional pedicure, I visited a CVS in D.C. to buy some candy-colored laquer and a bottle of nail polish remover. But then this happened at the self-check out counter: "BEEP! Help is required for...
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Aug. 9: Stooges Brass BandThe Stooges Brass Band plays at Artisphere in Arlington tomorrow night at 8:30. The musicians blend traditional New Orleans brass with hip-hop and funk for a contemporary sound that is all their own. Local funk band The Good Thing will also perform. ...
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Aug. 7-Aug. 29: Mini SolosTouchstone Gallery in Northwest presents MiniSolos. The juried exhibit showcases work by 38 guest artists and covers a variety of media. The artwork shows a wide range of creative expression, from the tranquil to the provocative. You can check it out through August 29. ...
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Aug. 6-Jan. 13: Crossing the Line: Paintings by Steve Miller You can see an exhibit that puts the “art” in “smart” through January 13 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Northwest. In Crossing the Line: Paintings by Steve Miller, the artist ...
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Aug. 5: Love’s Labours LostTaffety Punk Theatre Company presents its annual Bootleg Shakespeare event tonight at the Folger Theatre in Southeast, where cast members will perform the comedy Love’s Labours Lost. Here’s the thing though, the entire play is being rehe...
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It's a Friday afternoon at Anacostia Senior High School, and a soccer ball is being kicked around. But the players aren't students, they're actors filming the pilot episode for a web series called The Team, a project by the nonp...
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Aug. 1-18: Following the Thin WomanAriel J. Klein says he leans on his imagination when painting narratives on canvas. His latest exhibit, Following the Thin Woman features 21 colorful paintings; most were made while the abstract artist was living abroad in Spain. Klei...
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Aug. 1-31: Family Dynamics You can see a joint exhibit by mother-daughter duo Karen and Amy Oliver at Arts in the Village Gallery in Leesburg. Amy works with ceramics, making plates, mugs...
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Jul. 31-Sept. 1: Hot, Hot, Hot You can see a juried exhibit featuring work by nearly 20 local artists at The Foundry Gallery in Northwest, where Hot, Hot, Hot opens today. Watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings converge with drawings...
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July. 30-Sept. 13: Seven Points (part two) The Embassy of Australia presents Seven Points (part two) through September 13. The exhibit showcases a diversity of ideas by four artists, including Tim Silver, who has two works in the exhibit: a ph...
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Jul. 29: The DC Youth Slam Team Split This Rock's DC Youth Slam Team performs for free tonight at The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. Starting at 5:30 p.m., a ...
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The video game The Legend of Zelda was first released by Nintendo in the 1980s. During the nearly 30-year history of the Zelda franchise, Nintendo has released a number of sequels, growing an ever-ardent fan base. And now, fan...
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Jul. 26-Aug. 22: Paradox of Masculinity In Paradox of Masculinity figurative painter Martin Swift aims to start a conversation on gender identity and societal stereotypes. “The norm I guess is this idea of the ideal man, you know, the athletic...
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Jul. 27: National Dance Day This Saturday you can get up and move for National Dance Day at a free, all-day event presented by The Kennedy Center and Dizzy Feet Foundation. Starting at 1, you can enjoy a variety of performances, interactive dance rou...
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Jul. 24-Jun. 8, 2014: A world Lost You can see a site-specific installation that stitches together the themes of mobility, globalization and ecology. “A world Lost” features a large metal dome adorned with objects such as black horns and light bulbs, suspended above a winding trail o...
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Jul. 23-Aug. 11: The Lady in the VanUnexpected Stage Company presents The Lady in the Van, a bittersweet comedy based on true events. The play chronicles the relationship between playwright Alan Bennett and Miss Shepherd, a homeless eccentri...
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Jul. 22-25: Girl Most LikelyGirl Most Likely is now playing at local theaters, including, but not limited to, the Landmark E Street Cinema, ...
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The Capital Fringe Festival is in full swing, bringing a variety of avant-garde performing arts events to D.C. through July 28. Like much of the line-up, Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk is no...